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Letter: How can we canvass or collect signatures to stand in May election during Covid restrictions?

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The Mayor of Yarmouth asks how the May elections can be run fairly if candidates can't canvass or even collect signatures to stand

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 5:34pm

By Steve Cowley with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Call for Bob Seely to vote for Trade Deal amendment

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The Trade Bill will be voted on in Parliament very soon, and has been amended to give Parliament a say on trade deals. This reader is hoping our MP will vote for the amendment and urges others to write to him

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 5:23pm

By Christine Lightbody with 5 readers' comments

Letter: 1,600 laptops sounds impressive – but it’s not the full story

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the news that 800 laptops have been given out and another 780 are due is not the whole story

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 11:39am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight vaccination process should be example for the rest of the UK

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This reader shares his and his wife's experience of receiving Covid vaccinations in Freshwater last weekend

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 11:01am

By Don Adams with 2 readers' comments

Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

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This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Concerns that people with disabilities could have ferry services impacted after EU-exit law changes (updated)

Here’s Matt Smith’s letter to the MP where he lays out what he thinks could be the unintended consequence of recent law changes after Brexit that would impact people with disabilities travelling across the Solent

Friday, 8th January, 2021 3:54pm

By Matthew Smith with one comment

Letter: If ferry companies are going to accept subsidies they should have turned away non-essential travellers

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This letter writer believes that the ferry companies should have been asking the reason why passengers booked to travel with them, as well as what tier they were travelling from

Friday, 8th January, 2021 10:32am

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Here’s my list of new criteria MPs should pass before selection

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This reader believes that there should be new criteria for MPs before they are selected. See if you agree with his list

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 6:05pm

By Peter Geach with 35 readers' comments

Letter: Can ‘due course’ be today Prime Minister?

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This letter writer says of the Prime Minister, "Dithering is making the situation worse for schools, pupils, staff and the communities, in which they live"

Monday, 4th January, 2021 1:11pm

By Peter Shreeve with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hospital treating more Covid-19 patients than at any point during pandemic, says NHS Trust CEO

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Maggie Oldham - Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO - is urging Islanders to do their bit to help stop the spread of Covid-19, without which will see our health and social care services put under unbearable pressure

Thursday, 31st December, 2020 5:17pm

By Maggie Oldham with 3 readers' comments

Open letter from Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO to community, patients and colleagues

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The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust shares this open letter with Island residents about the Covid-19 fight we have ahead of us

Thursday, 24th December, 2020 9:13pm

By Maggie Oldham with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Companies that force us to pay online should protect us from cybercrime

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Angela Hewitt shares a letter she's sent to the Isle of Wight MP, arguing that the cost of online protection should be met by the companies that force us to pay online

Saturday, 19th December, 2020 11:09am

By Angela Hewitt with 6 readers' comments